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Sociology Department Winter Holiday Party

Friday, December 14, 2-4 pm, at the Texas Union

Wed, Dec 12, 2007

Join us Friday, December 14, from 2-4 pm for our departmental end-of-semester holiday party, which will be held in the Texas Union Quadrangle Room. Please feel free to bring spouses and significant others. Cheers!

U.S. Demographers Highlight Key Trends for the Future of the U.S. Population

Tue, Nov 20, 2007

In a collaborative effort between NICHD, the Population Association of America, and the Association of Population Centers, top demographers respond to a congressional request for information on recent population trends.What will the U.S. population look like in 2017? No one can predict the future, but demographic research provides tools for developing informed forecasts of future population trends and challenges. The following forecasts are based on information about population trends produced by the nation's statistical agencies and from demographic research supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sociology undergraduates awarded Rapoport-King Scholarship

Sociology majors Walsh, Orne, and Cooper received prestigious award for 2007-8.

Thu, Nov 1, 2007

Undergraduates Katherine Walsh, Jason Orne, and Monica Cooper have each been selected to receive the Rapoport-King Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for research support in 2007-8. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage more students to participate in honors work and to enable students and faculty to work at the forefront of their fields.

Dr Crosnoe received Early Career Award from SSHD

Dr Robert Crosnoe won the 2007 Early Career Award from the Society for the Study of Human Development.

Thu, Nov 1, 2007

Associate Professor Robert Crosnoe won the 2007 Early Career Award from the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), a multi-disciplinary professional society dedicated to the study of the full span of the human life course and its applications to human development policies and programs. The award is given periodically to recognize scholars in the early stages of their career who have significantly contributed to the study of human development. Dr Crosnoe's research on the educational experiences of children and adolescents was his contribution. The award was presented at the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the SSHD, which was held at Pennsylvania State University in October.

Does Globalization Benefit Women in Developing Countries?

Percent Female Workers in Export and Non-export Manufacturing Firms in Mexico, 2001

Wed, Sep 26, 2007

Sociological research has been generally critical of the effects of economic globalization on developing countries. However, greater worldwide economic integration may have created new employment opportunities for women.

Ronald Angel offered prestigious appointment at NCHS

Professor Angel has been invited to serve on the Board of the Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tue, Sep 4, 2007

Ronald Angel, Professor of Sociology and PRC Faculty Research Associate, has been invited to serve on the Board of the Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Board of Scientific Counselors at NCHS provide advice and make recommendations regarding the scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies, and priorities of NCHS to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC director, and the NCHS Director.

Congratulations to Professor Angel for this prestigious appointment!

Professor Norval Glenn receives honor

The 2007-8 Warren E Miller Award

Thu, Aug 30, 2007

Obese Girls Less Likely to Attend College, Research Shows

Dr Robert Crosnoe's findings appear in the July issue of the journal Sociology of Education.

Wed, Jul 25, 2007

Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as non-obese girls, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.

SOC faculty and students attend annual PAA Meeting in New York City

Fourteen faculty members and 39 graduate students will be attending the meeting

Thu, Mar 29, 2007

As usual, the UT Department of Sociology will be well represented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), which will be held this year from March 28th-31st in New York City.

Michael Young Honored

Sociology Faculty Member Receives 2006 Teaching Excellence Award

Wed, Mar 28, 2007

Dr. Michael Young has been awarded for outstanding undergraduate teaching by the University President's Associates.

Professor Mark Regnerus Publishes New Book

Forbidden Fruit examines religion's impact on the sex lives of American teenagers

Wed, Mar 28, 2007

As is evident from contemporary debates about sex education, Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. While many presume that such reticence is rooted in religion, how exactly religion contributes to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and behaviors has been poorly understood before now.

Sociology Graduate Student Receives Fellowship

Kim Huyser Awarded 2007-8 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Tue, Mar 27, 2007

The Department of Sociology offers a big congratulations to Kim Huyser, who received the American Sociological Association 2007-8 Minority Fellowship, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The award is renewable for three years.

Spring 2007 Student News

SOC students receive awards, honors, jobs

Thu, Mar 1, 2007

The Department of Sociology wishes to extend congratulations to fall 2006 graduates Nora Douglas, Christine Edwards, Ginger Gossman, and Ben Moulton. We have good news to report on continuing graduate students as well:

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